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[texts]History of geology and palæontology to the end of the nineteenth century [microform] - Zittel, Karl Alfred von, 1839-1904
Includes bibliographical references and index
Keywords: Geology -- History; Paleontology -- History
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[texts]Archetypes and ancestors: Palaeontology in Victorian London 1850-1875 - Desmond, Adrian, 1947-
How fossil animals were interpreted by rival sectors of British society, especially by pro- and anti-Darwinian factions. The ideological infighting was typified by T. H. Huxley and Richard Owen's clashes over dinosaurs, the ancestry of mammals and birds, and the kinship of mammal-like reptiles. Also discussed: William Henry Flower.--John Whittaker Hulke.--Harry Govier Seeley.--Charles Robert Darwin.--Edwin Ray Lankester.--Robert Edmond Grant.--John Phillips.--Ernst Haeckel.--St George Mivart.--W...
Keywords: Paleontology -- History; Evolution -- History; Darwinism; Mammals, Fossil; Birds, Fossil; Reptiles, Fossil; Amphibians, Fossil; Pterosaurs; Dinosaurs; Crocodiles; Mammal-like Reptiles; Archegosaurus; Archaeopteryx; Phylogeny; Owen, Richard, 1804-1892; Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
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[texts]Robert E. Grant (1793-1874): The Science and Social Predicament of a Pre-Darwinian Transmutationist, Including a Study of Richard Owen's Response to the Threat Posed by Grant's Transformism - Desmond, Adrian John, 1947-
Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of London. Robert Edmond Grant was a pre-Darwinian evolutionist and democratic reformer. At London University in the 1830s he taught the first full-length academic course on comparative anatomy in Britain. This promoted J.-B. Lamarck's zoology and Geoffroy St Hilaire's 'unity of plan' from monad to man, and it decisively shifted the focus away from creative "Design"...
Keywords: Grant, Robert Edmond; Owen, Richard, 1804-1892; Comparative Anatomy -- History; Zoology -- History; Paleontology -- History; Evolution -- History; London University; Edinburgh University; Royal College of Surgeons of London; Zoological Society of London; Geological Society of London; Lyell, Charles; Geoffroy St Hilaire, Etienne; Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste; Platypus; Dinosaurs; Amphitherium; Thylacotherium; Cheirotherium; Wakley, Thomas; Radicalism; Materialism
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